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Governor Brown Says Housing Reform Must Occur Before More Funding

Tuesday, May 16, 2017  
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There are over 100 bills in the California Legislature this year to address housing affordability.  The CLTA has been actively working on Senate Bill 2 (Atkins),  that would significantly raise recording fees to provide for low-income housing funds.  However, Governor Brown recently made it clear that he does not plan to add more money to the budget to address affordable housing unless the state makes changes so that housing production becomes more efficient and less costly.  The Governor recognizes that making those changes are difficult because last year the Governor’s Housing Plan was opposed by groups that did not want to change wage requirements and environmental reviews related to low-income housing.  So it seems that if housing advocates want more state funds the Legislature will first have to be convinced to make changes to the laws governing development.

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